It was an interesting night. First off and totally unexpectedly, I got 287 words of actual draft. So HAH! Happy about that. Second, I got out one of these neato little pre-ring-bound index card thingees I’ve had sitting in my office for the last few months after I found it at Office Depot—because I am a total office supplies ho, … Continue reading →
So here’s the process I’m going through in order to skip revising the second section of the novel before I’ve finished the rest of first draft. Write a single sentence encompassing what I want each existing scene to become. Try to match that sentence to the characters and action already existing in the story. When I can’t, then come up … Continue reading →
As expected, I got no real words tonight. I did get several chapters of untangling done, in simple line-per-scene style. I’m going to have to toss stuff. I think I’ll have some I can keep, too, though. And I’m fried, so I’m going to go to bed. Hope your words are going well.
My red head dropped her bomb tonight, allowing me to sliver a bit of backstory and foreshadowing into a nice dialogue scene. And exactly 600 words later, she was out the door and on her way out of the country. I’ve run out of new scenes. I’m back now to the original beginning, and I’m going to end up spending … Continue reading →
I’m going through How To Revise Your Novel beta test applications. The applications are really, really good. Which makes the decision incredibly difficult. That’s my night. How are your words coming?
Just woke up, little later than usual. Getting ready to watch a DVD with the guys. But am thinking about words… yours, if not mine. How’s it going?
My spontaneously-generating red-head from a few chapters back walked into my scene tonight, suddenly making perfect sense in the story, and dropped a bombshell. Actually, she took a deep breath, I glance over at my word counter, and discovered that I’d hit 499 words. So she’ll drop her bombshell tomorrow night. But in spite of being dog-tired and not EVEN … Continue reading →
Have been working much of the morning on this. The HTRYN.com Contest Blog The HTRYN.com Contest FAQ The contest rules and resources pages are linked from the FAQ. I’ll add contest entries to the blog (the first one is up already). (I won’t add entries that I disqualify. Read the rules.) And the biggest question I got in a WHOLE … Continue reading →
If you’re interested in participating in the How To Revise Your Novel Scholarship Contest, I’ve now put up my recommendations for free and inexpensive ways to create videos. These include: Mac/Windows Software Mac ONLY software Windows ONLY software (none of that yet—don’t use Windows, and don’t know what to recommend Create-your-video ONLINE software Stock Image Resources (PENDING) Stock Sound Resources … Continue reading →
Short night tonight. 279 words while I explored my surprise discovery last night—than one of my male MC’s dear friends had vanished. Because of who he discovered in town, and because of the horrible cases he’s recently been working, he fears the worst. I kept it short because I promised I’d get some links posted for folks who’ve never done … Continue reading →